GW Women's Swimming Drops 137-103 Decision to UMBC
Colonials Sweep Three Separate Events Against Retrievers
Oct. 29, 2011
BALTIMORE, Md. - Despite sweeping the top-three finishes in three separate events, the George Washington women's swimming team fell to UMBC, 137-103, in its second dual meet of the season Saturday afternoon at UMBC Natatorium.
The Colonials swept the top-three spots in the 200-yard breaststroke. Freshman Janica Lee earned first with a time of 2:25.50, followed by sophomore Rachael Johnston in second with a time of 2:32.29 and sophomore Remy Neville in third at 2:34.84.
A trio of GW sophomores swept the 500-yard freestyle event, with Caroline Myers, Erica Becker and Taylor Cole finishing first, second and third, respectively. Myers clocked in at 5:06.15, followed by Becker in 5:23.14 and Cole in 5:30.44.
In the 200-yard individual medley, Lee claimed top honors in 2:13.48. Sophomore Emily Kane finished second in the event with a time of 2:17.36 and Neville landed third in 2:18.04.
Freshman Morgan Zebley won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.41 seconds, and classmate Bianca Valencia followed in a close second, touching the wall in 59.58 seconds. Freshman Melissa Fernandez, Zebley, Myers and Saunders then teamed up for a first-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:38.26.
Myers finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:29.63, and finished third in the 200-yard free in 1:56.77, less than two seconds behind UMBC's first-place finisher.
Freshman Janica Lee swam a time of 1:08.35 in the 100-yard breaststroke for a second-place finish.
GW returns to the pool on Saturday, Nov. 5 with a dual meet at Drexel.